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Google DNS: the giant puts one finger on your pulse

Dec 11, 2009, 13:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"The company has now dipped its fingers into the basic plumbing of the net - the domain name service. And when someone as big and powerful as Google starts meddling in such areas, one really has to take a backwards step and wonder why.

"The public version of why Google decided to set up a public DNS - and those sexy IPs, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 are quads that any sysadmin would kill for - is all good. Remember Google is the company that does no evil?

"Everyone needs DNS and most people use the two servers provided by their internet service providers. Some doughty souls run their own DNS. Then there are public DNS services like David Ulevitch's OpenDNS which has proved, over the years, to be of value to millions."

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